A comparative study of 28 culture media for Trichomonas gallinae

Experimental Parasitology



1. 1. A study was made of the ability of 28 different culture media to support growth of 5 strains of Trichomonas gallinae with their normally associated bacteria. A standard inoculum of 50 protozoa was used, and the cultures were incubated at 35 ?C. Based upon the number of positive cultures obtained, abundance of growth, and number of strains which grew in a given medium, the most satisfactory were Ringer-Loeffler serum, saline-Loeffler serum, and saline-serum. 2. 2. Pigeon serum used alone in a simple saline solution produced abundant growth and when added to other nutrients greatly enhanced the medium. Autoclaving of the serum appeared to have no effect on its growth promoting qualities. 3. 3. Neither egg yolk nor egg albumin alone appeared capable of supporting appreciable growth of T. gallinae. 4. 4. In general, the heavier the bacterial population supported by a medium the poorer the growth of T. gallinae. 5. 5. Strains of T. gallinae differ in their culturability. One strain grew in 82% of the media tested, another only in 43%.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A comparative study of 28 culture media for Trichomonas gallinae
Series title Experimental Parasitology
DOI 10.1016/0014-4894(54)90024-7
Volume 3
Issue 3
Year Published 1954
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 251-258
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Experimental Parasitology
First page 251
Last page 258